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On Tue, 14 Jan 2003 17:07:07 -0500 "Dan Billings"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Laurence" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Dave Faneuf" <email@example.com>;
> Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 1:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Townsend
> > On 14 Jan 2003 at 12:00, Dave Faneuf wrote:
> > Yes. It happened to an NPR freelance reporter in Maryland in
> > and he ended up pleading guilty after a judge refused to allow him
> > First Amendment defense.
> Does the First Amendment give anyone the right to ignore a criminal
> And we should keep in mind that criminal defendants often come up
> inventive justifications for their crimes. They are not always
> telling the
> This guy admitted to both downloading and sending child pornography
> from his
> home computer.
> If he was really researching a story, he should have started by
> checking out
> the law.
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
So I guess reporters have to take the government's word on this stuff,
independent verification will get you arrested....nice